Sunday, November 16, 2008

Cousins, a Diner and a Contest

Yes, I missed a day from the month-long daily blog, but I got to meet my cousins yesterday and it was great! I had not seen L and C for over 30 years and I did not realize how much I had missed them. I learned things about my family that I was not aware of (my grandmother played piano in a speakeasy to help support her children) and we are now planning a family reunion for next summer. There is only one member of our parents’ generation left and we are planning on having the reunion where she lives in the Antelope Valley, CA, so we know she can attend. We feel that it is important to get everyone together so we can become closer and make sure our shared experiences are passed to our children and grandchildren.

We went to the funniest diner for brunch, it is called the Bump and Grind and all the wait staff are cross dressers. It was so funny; those guys were walking around and serving wearing 5 inch hills (except for one who was dressed as a bobby soxer). They loved posing for pictures so we got several, but with our phones so the quality is not the greatest
(but then none of my photos are). The food was delicious if we good quit laughing long enough to eat it.

Darcy from the Knotty Knitter blog is having a great contest in order to celebrate their new items, All Sterling, and also Mixed Bronze and Sterling Yarn Needles. She and Leslie wind are giving away Butterfly Cable Needle Necklace and bracelet set and their new yarn needles. Look at these needles, aren’t’ they great.
I cannot wait to get a set, I think they would also look great as a closure on a wrap or shawl. Go here to enter the contest and please tell Darcy I sent you.


Elaine said...

Wow - the diner sounds like a howl!

Grace said...

I would love to go to that diner, what a great way to reconnect

Turtle said...

lol, i wish we had a bump and grind!!

katerina said...

Thanks for the info and I LOVE the pictures! I mentioned you on Darcy's blog!

Anonymous said...

Ha! I just watched The Bird Cage recently, and I had thought it would be fun to visit a restaurant that was like that. My mom would just die if she knew I thought something like that would be fun!

Timiae said...

Hilarious! Sounds like a blast!

Great idea to have a family reunion... it's so important to keep in contact with everyone.

Beverly said...

We have one member of my mother's generation left - an aunt who lives in Phoenix. I haven't seen her since my father's funeral, though I email her every once in a while. I am making an afghan to send to her and hopefully will see her in April at our family get together.

I may have to make a trip to that diner...i may even eat something!